Natalie Bennett, Leader of the Green Party of England and Wales and one of British Politics’ insurgent figures, is pretty chilled out.No interview has been formally scheduled as I saunter up to the Cambridge Union’s doors half an hour prior to her scheduled speech on a fairly bland Wednesday afternoon, but after a few minutes of message relaying between myself, the Union’s Press Office, and Bennett, it transpires she’s happy to chat, timetabled or nay. One can’t help but feel her counterparts in other parties might not do things in the same way.
She successfully combines an alert, quick-thinking disposition with actually being an incredibly nice person to chat to, and sitting across the Dining Room table with her feels like the sort of thing you ought to do more often, but with a cup of coffee and a biscuit. That being said, I’ve barely finished the first question on what she believes to be the UK’s most pressing issues before she responds quickly and clearly. Continue reading